Archive for October, 2010

Style Of Eye

October 28, 2010


Think the title of this post says it all! I first discovered Style of Eye in early 2008 when a friend sent me a link to “clown” to listen to I immediately fell in love with the bouncy style of tech house that I was hearing. Since this first introduction to Style of Eye the swede has grown remixing some of the top names in the industry releasing on the biggest labels and touring the globe.

Although this was my first introduction to the now super producer he had been releasing records for many years before. One of his earliest releases was “Gioco” which came out on Classic Records in 2004 from this you can hear that his production style has’nt changed a great deal over the years the sound has just become more popular with the moving times of dance music. The Bass has that distorted bounce that you hear on so many records now like the Riva Starr remix of Martin Brothers Steel Drum and the drums have so much percussion and depth that you just get sucked in!

One of my more recent favourites from Style Of Eye was a remix he made a couple of months ago for Progressive House outfit MVSEVM which was released on Discobelle records. The remix transformed the song into a fun club track but it would also sit well in any circus don’t ask me why thats what it reminds me of!

So after years of releasing records and stripping other peoples tracks for parts and then reworking them Style Of Eye has established a name for himself as one of the biggest names in the business and one that we will be seeing for many years to come hopefully and with his most recent releases on Fools Gold and Horehaus I don’t see a dip in form happening any time soon. Don’t believe me take a listen for yourself and enjoy this sneaky edit he did of Fake Blood “Mars”.

Fake Blood – Mars (Style Of Eye’s Edit To Debit Remix)
Sorry once again guys for the lack of post from me last month hope this makes up for it.

Bobby

Always With The Joking

October 16, 2010

One of the acts out there that is making consistently fantastic music is Canada’s Jokers Of The Scene ( http://www.myspace.com/sceneofthejoker ) . On A-Trak’s Fools Gold Records, they have put out some of the best dance music of the last few years, consistently managing to marry dancefloor effectiveness with a real depth of quality in their songs, eschewing the “Bang0rz 1st, music later” attitude of many modern producers.

They have been around for a few years now, but first really blew up with the anthemic Baggy Bottom Boys, which was a huge international hit, and brought a huge rave breakdown into the middle of a moody tech-electro monster.

They were actually quite a few releases deep at this stage though, as well as having put out numerous remixes. One of their earliest remixes was a little known, rather odd, hip hop track by some lad called Kid Cudi. Many people are completely unaware that the JOTS were on the original release alongside what came to be one of the biggest electro tracks of recent times, the Crookers remix. But The JOTS remix is excellent in its own right, at first a much more laid back twist on the track, with a great half-time breakdown in the middle before it really takes off.

Kid Cudi – Day N Nite (JOTS Remix)

After the huge success of Baggy Bottom Boys, the star of the JOTS continued to rise. One of their best remixes came later in 2009, with their fantastic remix of Tembisa Funk.

McLloyd – Tembisa Funk (JOTS Remix)

With their heavy duty sound and consistent quality, it seemed perfect when they and Boy 8-Bit exchanged remixes on Wolfen and Revolting Joks. Boy 8-Bit apparently described their reworking of Wolfen as the song he had meant to write when he originally made the track. It certainly is a fantastic remix, as is his of Revolting Joks, their most recent single, and a fantastic track in its own right.

Boy 8-Bit – Wolfen (JOTS Remix)

Jokers Of The Scene – Revolting Joks

And amongst all the great originals, and remixes of their peers, they even found time to achieve the impossible – they turned a Mika track into something listenable. And indeed, calling it “listenable” does the remix a disservice – this is a supremely well crafted piece of music, turning a cheesy uplifting pop track into a brooding, sinister downtempo techno masterpiece.

became this… Mika – We Are Golden (JOTS remix)

Jokers of The Scene are currently touring, taking their considerable DJ game all around Europe – for an example of their mixing prowess, try http://happyplease.us/index.php?/tapes/jokers-of-the-scene/

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Santero

 

LBCK

October 2, 2010

California duo LBCK (an acronym for “Long Beach City Kids”) , made up of Alex NoblĂ© and Luigi III, are one of many up-and-coming French house acts that have caught my eye (and ears) this year. I first came across them through a remix they did for my friend Magna, and I’ve been following their work ever since. Their punchy drums and chopped up sample grooves have gained them support from big names in the scene such as Breakbot and Xinobi, among others.

LBCK – Made For Love [320kbps]

LBCK – Disco Thrills [320kbps]

Magna – Are You Ready (LBCK Remix) [Buy at Bandcamp]

LBCK’s new EP “Start” is out 4th October 2010 on On The Fruit Records. You can preview the EP on Soundcloud below.

LBCK – START EP (release date 04 october 2010) by On The Fruit Records

Till next month,

AY! x

(P.S. Sorry the posts have been a little erratic recently, the team have been a bit busy with other things.)